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Cholera outbreak hits karonga, 2 dead 22 others hospitalised

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Two people have died and twenty two others hospitalised following cholera
outbreak in Karonga.

According to the District Environmental Health Officer , Luis Tukula, the two died while receiving treatments.

Tukula said the most affected area as of now is Ngala fishing area which is in the southern part of the district.

“The disease is spreading so fast,” said Tukula.

It is said patients had developed severe diarrhoea, vomiting,and were taken to various clinics in the districts such as Nyungwe, St. Anne’s, Iponga and Kapolo health centers as well as to Karonga district hospital to receive treatments.Among the sick two are children.

The district environmental health officer said they are now running out of necessary equipments to deal with the disease due to its increase.

“We have been asking for help from different organisations and we
believe that they will come to our rescue,” he disclosed.

The disease is reported to have started in the neighboring Tanzania in Kyela district where many Malawians tend to do their businesses.

Last year the disease claims 13 lives in the district.

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